Yet another article exposing thinly veiled attacks on personal privacy by the fat and greedy recording and movie industries.http://torrentfreak.com/the-fundamental-problem-with-the-copyright-monopoly-140420/
The fundamental problem with the copyright monopoly today is that it can't coexist with private communications as a concept. Our sharing of culture and knowledge happens as part of the private correspondence that leaves our computer.
There is no way to enforce the copyright monopoly without reading all the private communications in transit – mass eavesdropping and mass surveillance. There is no magic way to just wiretap the violations and ignore the rest; the act of finding which communications may violate the copyright monopoly requires that you sort all correspondence into legal and illegal. The act of sorting requires observation; you cannot determine if something is legal or illegal without looking at it. At that point, the postal secret and the privacy of correspondence have been broken.
Unless we take care to guard against the single interest groups who put their own selfish agenda above the needs of the rest of society we are all failing in our duty or care to both ourselves and our children, monopolies are wrong for both businesses and the end consumer, some organisations have a short term outlook that is designed to impact on the rest of us, we must never yield our privacy to such intellectually challenged entities.